From left to right: Sarah Weddington (special award); Colonel Linda Strite Murnane; Mary Jo White; Pamela J. Roberts, Chair, Commission on Women in the Profession; Hon. Ruth Cooper Burg; Roberta Karmel; and Hon. Ann Claire Williams
On August 10, 2008, the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award was presented to Hon. Ruth Cooper Burg, Roberta Karmel, Colonel Linda Strite Murnane, Mary Jo White, Hon. Ann Claire Williams, and Sarah Weddington (special award). Click on the honoree's name to view her bio.
If you wish to receive a DVD containing video footage of the entire luncheon (for a nominal $5 charge for shipping/handling), please contact the Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-988-5715.
Honorees receiving the Margaret Brent Award have achieved professional excellence in their field and
- influenced other woman to pursue legal careers,
- opened doors for women lawyers in a variety of job settings that historically were closed to them, and/or
- advanced opportunities for women within a practice area or segment of the profession.